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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Nursing - NURS 246

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

4 Credit Hours
2 Lecture Hours
6 Off-site Hours with Faculty

Course Description

This course emphasizes application of the nursing process and critical thinking skills while utilizing evidence-based principles of nursing in caring for adult, child and adolescent clients with mental illness within the registered nurse scope of practice. Theoretical content focuses on clients experiencing mental health alterations. Clinical experiences are provided in acute, chronic and community mental health care facilities utilizing an interdisciplinary collaborative approach.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain characteristics of mental health and mental illness and their relationship to the health-illness continuum.
  • Differentiate between the concepts and principles of psychoanalytic, behaviorist, biologic, interpersonal and cognitive theories related to psychiatric disorders.
  • Explain the nurse-client relationship including components, boundaries and responsibilities.
  • Discuss the nurse's role in developing therapeutic relationships utilizing therapeutic communication techniques.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with anxiety disorders.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with mood disorders.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with psychiatric disorders.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with personality disorders.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with eating disorders.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with sleep disorders.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with cognitive disorders.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients experiencing acts of violence and trauma, including human trafficking.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients experiencing somatic symptom disorders.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with substance related and addictive disorders.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients at risk for suicide and non-suicidal injury.
  • Apply the nursing process to child and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Demonstrate designated clinical competencies.
  • Demonstrate proficiency on select standardized computer assessments.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with medication dosages and calculations.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; NURSING - NCLC; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 08/31/2020

 246145714Psych Mental HealthHYBMC4Smith L4/32/0Open$564.00W  09:00 AM-01:46 PM WEBWEB
 246145715Psych Mental HealthHYBMC4Smith L5/32/0Open$564.00F  09:00 AM-01:46 PM WEBWEB

Fall; 2020; NURSING - NCLC; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 10/27/2020

 246145722Psych Mental HealthHYBMC4Smith L10/32/0Open$564.00W  09:00 AM-01:46 PM WEBWEB
 246145725Psych Mental HealthHYBMC4Smith L4/32/0Open$564.00F  09:00 AM-01:46 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; NURSING - NCLC; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 01/11/2021

 246115722Psych Mental HealthMC4Smith L32/32/0Open$564.00W  09:00 AM-01:46 PM BTC215
 246115723Psych Mental HealthMC4Smith L32/32/0Open$564.00T  09:00 AM-01:46 PM BTC215

Winter; 2021; NURSING - NCLC; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 03/16/2021

 246115721Psych Mental HealthMC4Smith L32/32/0Open$564.00W  09:00 AM-01:46 PM BTC215

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday